Two males, together with a 28-year-old YouTuber, have been arrested for allegedly abducting and robbing JNU assistant professor Sharad Baviskar within the early hours of June 18. Preliminary investigation has revealed the argument began between Baviskar and two accused after his automobile touched theirs, they usually determined to get well cash for the injury, police stated.
Police stated the accused have been recognized as West Delhi resident Rajat Pal Singh and Gurgaon resident Aashish Shokin.
In accordance with police, professor Baviskar had dropped his spouse and daughter at his in-laws’ home in Burari earlier than returning to JNU campus in his automobile. Round 12.30 am, a automobile allegedly rammed into his car from the left aspect close to the Naraina flyover however he didn’t cease.
When he stopped on the visitors sign close to Delhi Cantonment, just a few males got here and snatched his automobile keys. They allegedly compelled him into an Audi car and went via Moolchand, Higher Kailash and Ashram earlier than arriving at an unknown location, the place they switched automobiles, police stated. They allegedly took the professor’s credit score and debit playing cards and withdrew Rs 28,500 and spent Rs 5,000 to refuel their car, police stated and added that later, they left professor Baviskar close to a petroleum pump along with his personal automobile.
An FIR has been filed underneath IPC sections 392 (theft), 365 (kidnapping), 323 (voluntary hurt with out provocation), and 334 (voluntary hurt on provocation.)
In accordance with Ghanshyam Bansal, DCP (West), “The proprietor of the Audi, Rajat Pal Singh, and Aashish Shokin have been arrested. The Audi and a Vary Rover owned by Shokin have been recovered, together with the stolen cash amounting to Rs 20,000.”
Officers famous that Singh was a YouTube singer whereas Shokin dealt within the sale and buy of luxurious automobiles. They stated that groups had been constituted and an investigation was in progress to arrest the remaining accused.
Professor Baviskar had alleged on social media that the accused additionally objected to his JNU affiliation and referred to as him “anti nationwide”. JNU Academics Affiliation had launched an announcement in help of Professor Baviskar, saying that he was topic to verbal abuse, bodily assault, threats and monetary extortion. Baviskar is an assistant professor at JNU’s Centre for French and Francophone research.